Oxford is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Oxford one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Oxford is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Oxford or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Oxford. Explore the historical monuments of Oxford with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Oxford guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Oxford page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Oxford landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Oxford.
#1 of 5 Historical Places in Oxford | Added 8928 times in trip plans
Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Ashmolean is the world’s first and finest university museum. What started as an accommodation for Elias Ashmole’s ‘cabinet of curiosities’, his assorted collection of rare and quirky objects from all over the world (such as a moth eaten stuffed dodo), now is a grand repository of fine art and archaeological artefacts. The bu...
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44-46, Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Oxford Castle was built in 1071 for the Normans to take control of the area. The Castle also contained a prison which had been in use until 1996. In the early days, the Castle was mainly put to use as a prison for defaulters in the region but also to punish rebels at the University. Till 1863, the Castle tower was also the site of numerous executio...
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High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ, United Kingdom
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
There is no dearth of churches at Oxford, but the Church of St. Mary the Virgin is probably the oldest and most beautiful parish church in the city. The Church also holds a special place in the history of the English Reformation. The ‘Virgin Porch’ beneath the Church Tower has a statue of the Virgin and the Child that had been damaged b...
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Dragon Hill Rd, Uffington SN7 7QJ United Kingdom
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
The ‘Uffington White Horse’ refers to a 110 m long figure carved into a hill that dates back to the late prehistoric period. It was presumably created out of crushed chalk deposited into deep trenches. The top of the hill offers a wonderful scenic view of the White Horse valley.
The figure has been referred to as a horse since the 11th ...
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St Aldate's Oxford OX1 1DP, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 04:15 pm
The largest college and cathedral church at University of Oxford, Christ Church is a truly magical place. It was established in 1524 as a Cardinal’s College. The college is an architectural marvel. It was designed and adorned by Pre-Raphaelites William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Since its creation, it has inspired the creation of many aca...